Binchois Consort

Barber Concert Hall
Arts and Law, Performance
Wednesday 13th February 2019 (19:30-21:30)
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Binchois Consort

Barber evening concert/Birmingham Festival of Early Music

Music for St Katherine & Historic Scotland

Gramophone award-winning vocal ensemble, the Binchois Consort, is directed by leading academic and Director of the Centre for Early Music Performance and Research, Professor Andrew Kirkman. In this concert the consort presents music for St Katherine including work by Walter Frye and John Dunstaple, as well the Scottish polyphonic Mass music from the Carver Choirbook - one of very few surviving pre-reformation manuscripts of Scottish music. The Binchois Consort have recently recorded a CD with Hyperion entitled 'Music for St Katherine of Alexandria' and there will also be an opportunity to view a display of related alabaster sculptures by renowned sculptor and Binchois Consort sculptor-in-residence Sarah Danays. 

 This concert is a launch concert for the CD 'Music for St Katherine of Alexandria', presented in memory of beloved friend and colleague Philip Weller, with a foretaste of the upcoming recording project 'Music for Historic Scotland'.

Programme includes:

  • Walter Frye
    Missa nobilis et pulchra, Kyrie
  • Anon., recon. Philip Weller
    Gloria Virgo flagellatur
  • Thomas Byttering
    En Katerina solennia
  • John Dunstaple
    Gaude virgo Katherina
  • From the Carver Choirbook:
    Missa Rex virginum amator deus
    Gradual (chant and faburden)
    Alleluia (chant and faburden)

Venue: Barber Concert Hall

Admission: £18, £15 concessions, £12 Barber Association, £5 students/under 18s (Available from the Barber website or by calling +44 (0)121 414 7333)